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Old 05-21-2003, 05:19 AM   #1
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I have tried to cut my springs and burnt up my saw, my plasma cutter makes them hot as hell fire and does no good and I dull every grinder plate I find... WHAT ARE THESE THINGS MADE OF!?! I have only taken the paint off of them... So I want Short Coil Springs so I can have a less bumpy ride...

Can someone help me, I don't want to resort in torching them to the desired ride height because of coil integrety.
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Kryptonite.

Call Superman!

You'll have to use a chopsaw (cutoff), preferably a 14" or bigger, a die-grinder, or if you have the shop connections, a wire EDM.

Remember, if you cut 1/10th of the spring height, you'll stiffen the ride by 10%. It'* a pretty even equation. Just make sure you cut them all equally. If you've heated them already, you may have already changed the spring rate.

The best way to go is get another set and cut them. When you know you have it right, swap them in.
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Use the bud on the torch and watch the car fall until you get the height to where you want it and then stop. I don't know if it'* as safe as chopping springs and all but if you are going to chop your springs have a shop di it so they get every corner even.
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